Canvey Island

Latest News

THE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP IS BACK

We are pleased to announce that a NEW Local History Group has formed. Please see details on the NEW Local History group page.

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***IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE A GROUP LIAISON PLEASE KEEP YOUR GROUP UP TO DATE ON BEACON***

It has been noticed that some Groups on our Beacon system are not being kept updated. If, as a Group Liaison you have log in access to Beacon, please log in to your group and make sure that the list of your current Members is up to date. At the same time please check and update your group's "Details" and "Schedule" of meetings which will then appear on this website in the Groups Information and Group Meetings Calendar. If you do not use Beacon please contact Irene Traer with a list of your updated group members and any changes in meeting dates and times, so that she can update it all for you.
If you are not sure what to do please contact Irene Traer

Also, please help to keep your Group's webpage on this website up to date. (Every Group has a webpage!)
Please look at your Groups page and check if the details are current. To change or include any information i.e. (photos, articles etc.) please send the details to website admin and your page will be updated immediately.

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***JOINING GROUPS ONLINE, NEW GROUPS & GROUPS IN NEED OF NEW MEMBERS***

It is now possible for members to join or leave most of our interest groups via this website. You will need to follow this link Join Groups Online Once the link has opened you will see the Members Portal sign in screen. Enter all of you details accurately and you will then see the option "Canvey Island U3A Groups" which you need to click on and a list of all of our current groups will then be seen. Click on the group of interest and then click join group and then follow the instructions.

Please see the Groups page for details of new groups and groups that are looking for new members.

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***ARE EMAILS FROM CANVEY ISLAND U3A ARRIVING IN YOUR JUNK/SPAM (PLEASE CHECK)***

Please check your junk mail and blocked senders.

  • To ensure that you receive all emails from Canvey Island U3A, you need to have noreply@u3abeacon.org.uk entered in your safe senders list and contacts list, as described at the top of the Beacon page. Please be aware, that if you have registered an email address with us then this will be the only method that we will use to contact you. In future your yearly Membership Renewal notification and any other important information will be sent by email to your registered email address.

If you don't use your email address then please ask our Membership Secretary to remove it from the records, as it will be of no use to you or us.

  • However, we would urge any member that has an email address to use it or register it with us. By doing this it will make it much quicker and cost effective for us to keep in touch with you. When there's any news you will receive it immediately. To register your current email address with us please contact our Membership Secretary Chris.

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***AMAZON***

Do you shop online with Amazon? Please help our u3a by making all of your Amazon purchases via the Amazon Smile option.

As a registered charity Canvey Island U3A has now registered with Amazon Smile.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Canvey Island U3A.

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Please support Canvey Island U3A by shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk. instead of the normal Amazon page.

All you need to do is go to amazon smile here, log in with your usual details (or create a new account if you do not have an Amazon account already), click on the word "Supporting" (near he top of the page) and enter Canvey Island U3A as your supporting charity. Our U3A will benefit at no extra cost to you. Then please make sure that you go to the smile.amazon.co.uk page each time you wish to make a purchase.

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***SCAMS & FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY***

  • Thorpe Bay U3A Fraud Alert Scam List Full List of Essex Fraud Alerts - Thanks to Barry Linton (Thorpe Bay U3A)

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***CANVEY ISLAND U3A FACEBOOK GROUP***

Remember that when requesting to join the Facebook group there are two questions asking for your membership number and agreement that you will abide by rules of the group, both of these questions need to be answered for the moderators to allow you to join.

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